If you are a Solution Architect or Presales team members then I am sure you would have prepared numerous diagrams for proposals, system design, Business Process flows etc. using varieties of tools i.e. MS Visio, Excel, Word and online tools like draw.io, lucid chart and many more…
I use all of these above tools but most predominantly Excel for stunning diagrams. Some of my diagrams I made it as excel template for re-usability which you can get it here and modify as per your need.
Sample Diagrams of mine…. [ Inspirations of the diagrams are from internet, reference books and some are my own ideas but I usually create it as fresh] . Download the excel template here.
Layered Architecture [MS Patterns & Practices]
Inter-layer / Component Flow of data [Martin Fowler’s EAA]
Schedule & Release Plan
Shift Coverage Matrix
Enterprise Service Bus [Service Agents]
Stay tuned to check for numerous business process flow [Swim Lane] Visio diagrams soon.
If you get benefit from this template, please drop me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or post it in the comments section which will encourage me to contribute more like this.